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Extra social care funding: Council aims to increase carer pay

Albert, from Manor Top, and his carer Sarah

19 July 2017 Extra funding for adult social care in Sheffield will be used to increase investment in frontline care services. A key aim is to increase the amount carers are paid, as well as stabilise the local social care market. Plans are being set out by Sheffield City Council, which was awarded an extra £24 million over three years ...

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Stronger Together Vigil in Sheffield this Friday

Barkers Pool

22 June 2017 A vigil is being held in Sheffield for the victims of the Finsbury Park Mosque attack, Grenfell Tower tragedy and the London and Manchester attacks. It takes place at 6:30pm on Friday 23 June at Barker’s Pool in the city centre and has been organised by community leaders, working with the council. Shahida Siddique, Chief Executive of ...

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Extra information about cladding in council tower blocks

19.06.2017 The below statement was provided to Radio Sheffield to give extra information about cladding in council tower blocks and the Callow Mount estate: Cabinet member for housing Councillor Jayne Dunn said: “What happened at Grenfell Tower was an absolute tragedy and our hearts go out to those affected. The details of what caused this terrible tragedy are still unknown. ...

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On a dodgy date or feeling unsafe on a night out? Just Ask For Angela

Ask For Angela posters are up in venues across Sheffield

19 May 2017 We’ve all been there. Meeting someone for a first date and not sure how it will work out… But what happens if things take a turn for the worse and you start feeling uncomfortable or even unsafe? Ask For Angela is a new safety campaign starting in pubs, clubs and bars in Sheffield, which supports safe dating ...

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21 places to go on a first date in Sheffield

TWITTER - 21 places to go on a first date in Sheffield

19 May 2017 Revolución de Cuba Pop World Tiger Works All Bar One SHU Hubs Octogan Bar One Coffee Revolution Foundry Interval Bar Frog and Parrot Old House Common Room Riverside Forum CHAMPS The Howard The York Corporation Bankers Draft The Leadmill These pubs, clubs and bars are all taking part in the Ask For Angela bar safety campaign, which ...

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Next steps for Gleadless Valley Regeneration Plans

Gleadless Valley was built in the 1950s and 60s, and was once hailed for its design and quality

 12 May 2017 It’s one of Sheffield’s most iconic housing estates. And now, work on revamping the Gleadless Valley for current and future residents has begun, with a public consultation set to take place in the autumn. Janet Sharpe, Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods Service at Sheffield City Council, said: “We’ve won extra money from Government to develop a masterplan ...

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Ask For Angela: Bar safety campaign starts in Sheffield

Rebecca Vardy at the Frog and Parrot on Division Street will be helping customers who Ask For Angela

2 May 2017 A campaign is starting in Sheffield to support safe dating and tackle sexual harassment in pubs, bars and clubs. ‘Ask For Angela’ encourages people to discreetly ask for help from bar staff if they are feeling unsafe or uncomfortable. This might be whilst on a date or if they are getting unwanted attention. Asking For Angela at ...

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Next steps for old Tinsley Infants School site

The old Tinsley Infants School building on Siemens Close

26 April 2017 Plans to create a new community space at the old Tinsley Infants School are progressing, with people invited to an open day this Saturday, 29 April. The former school, on Siemens Close, shut in 2016 when children were transferred to the Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy. The building has remained empty since then but now Sheffield City Council, ...

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New Sporting Memories group set for kick off

Pensioners at a sporting memory group in East Lothian

21 April 2017 Two new sporting memories groups are starting in Sheffield to help older people share memories and forge new friendships. Run by volunteers, with support from library staff, the groups talk about all types of sport, looking at old photographs, newspaper articles and memorabilia. All sports fans over the age of 50 are able to attend and the ...

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People with learning disabilities lead fuller lives after care change

Tenants live full lives at the Cottam Road supported living scheme

11 April 2017 “It’s given them more rights over their lives. The main thing is that people are doing things. They hardly went out before.” That’s the view of Shelley Berry, Registered Manager of Cottam Road, a scheme which supports people with learning disabilities. Cottam Road used to be a registered care home but two years ago, Sheffield City Council ...

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Brothers compelled to thank housing officer years after childhood help

Debbie Ramsden thank you cake - Newsroom

10 April 2017 A young man and his twin brother have been compelled to thank a housing officer with a specially made cake nine years after she first helped them. Akeem and Kazem Balogun were just 16 years old when their mum, who had suffered from mental health problems for years, left their family council home. The pair, who were ...

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From Syria to Sheffield, one family’s story…

The Alnabo family are now living in safety in Sheffield

4 April 2017 “My children at last have a chance to learn and enjoy their life. We are always grateful for this.” That’s the message from a Syrian father who fled the war with his family, and came to Sheffield through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme. Here’s their story… “They told us the first time the country was the ...

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Regeneration of Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley, 1963

30 March 2017 A £515,000 masterplan will be developed to help regenerate Gleadless Valley, after a successful council funding bid. Sheffield City Council bid for the extra money from the Government to develop plans to improve the estate, built in the 1950s and 1960s, and once hailed for its design and quality. The work will focus on improving the quality ...

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Landlord prosecuted for harassing tenant

Justice scales

15 March 2017 Another private landlord in Sheffield has been prosecuted for harassing a tenant and failing to manage his property adequately. Mr Nilendu Das, of Carterknowle Avenue and aged 49 years old, was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 14 March. He was ordered to pay £2,412 in court costs, fines and compensation to the tenant, and was ...

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Service users pick projects in Dragons’ Den set up

Dragons Den - Newsroom ready

15 March 2017 Exciting ideas and fast pitches are often put forward by nervous people on Dragons’ Den. But the spirit of the TV show isn’t something usually associated with local authorities. That’s set to change in Sheffield as the City Council is trying a new approach to funding mental health projects to help with conditions such as anxiety and ...

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